Case dropped against man accused of injuring 2 Bristol police officers

Published on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:10
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

BRISTOL - A city man accused of injuring two police officers during his arrest in 2015 successfully completed a program and had the charges lodged against him dismissed.

Kevin Dragon, 37, of 176 Greystone Ave., appeared Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, where a prosecutor said he was successful in Accelerated Rehabilitation - a first-time offender program.

Dragon was in the program for two years, during which time he was required to seek any substance abuse his probation officer recommended, take all prescribed medications and make a $200 donation to a fund set up for crime victims. He was also told not to possess any guns or weapons or take any illegal drugs.

On Tuesday, charges of interfering with police, second-degree breach of peace and two counts of assault on a police officer were dropped. Dragon was not required to attend the proceedings to hear of his dismissal.

According to police, two officers were injured during Dragon’s arrest on June 5, 2015, when he was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute at his home.

Police said Dragon allegedly tried to punch one of the two officers on his porch after his wife called police. He yelled obscenities and resisted the policemen when they attempted to handcuff him, causing all three men to fall to the ground, according to police.

One of the officers, police said, injured his eye when his radio microphone became unclipped and struck him in the face. The other officer involved hurt his ring finger and was unable to completely bend it, according to police. State prosecutors have previously said neither of the officers sustained any permanent injuries.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:10. Updated: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:12.